English Words of (Unexpected) Greek Origin.

Learn easily Greek using the roots of the English words.

Etymology of retro

Posted by Johannes on 27 December 2009

Origin of retro.
The word retro (behind, back) comes from the Latin retro, which, most probably, is derived from the Greek verb eretyo (retyo) (to keep back, suspend; ερητύω).

From the same root:
retro-, re-

 

Η λέξη retro (πίσω) προέρχεται από το Λατινικό retro, το οποίο πιθανότατα προέρχεται από το Ελληνικό ρήμα ερητύω (κρατώ πίσω, αναστέλλω, αναχαιτίζω, κρατώ οπίσω από τινος, απομακρύνω απο τι).

Post 124.

_______________________________________________

In blogger: http://ewonago.blogspot.com/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: